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IL Support Coordinator

Closing Date: June 29, 2018 15:00

Location: Isaac Newton Academy - (London)

Salary: Ark Support Band 5 £18,751 - £22,507 per annum (actual: 4,654 - £5,587)

Hours: Term time only

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IL Support Coordinator

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

IL Support Coordinator

New all-through mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge.

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The school will grow, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase of the academy opened to 90 reception-aged children. This too will grow each year, until full in September 2020.  The school has been shortlisted for the TES Secondary school of the year award 2018.

We are looking for an IL Support Coordinator to join our team of staff.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • play a key role in the evolution of Isaac Newton Academy
  • join the Ark network, with comprehensive career and professional development provisions.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Isaac Newton Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.

If you have any technical issues with the application form please contact our recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or For a candidate information pack or an informal, confidential discussion please contact Adeel Hussain, HR Officer on 020 8911 6657 or

Please complete your application by 3pm on Friday 29th June 2018

Location:      Ilford, Redbridge

Start date:   As soon As possible

Salary:         Ark Support Band 5 £18,751 - £22,507  per annum (actual: 4,654 - £5,587)

Hours:         11 hours per week, term time only

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Job Description: IL Support Coordinator

Reports to: Assistant Principal

Start date: As soon as possible

Hours: 11 hours per week (4pm to 6pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 3-6pm Tuesday)

Salary: Ark Support Band 5 £18,751 - £22,507  per annum (actual: 4,654 - £5,587)


The Role

The successful candidate will provide IL support in the library for students at the end of each school day, ensuring that students are empowered to complete their IL to a high standard in a safe, nurturing and supportive manner.

Key responsibilities

  • To support students who have been referred by the SENCO/LA team due to SEN needs with successful completion of IL
  • To support students who have been referred by the pastoral teams due to organisation or motivation needs with successful completion of IL
  • To support students who self-select to use the library to complete IL on a drop in basis
  • To feedback to parents/carers/the pastoral team/SENCO (as appropriate) if students are not attending IL support on agreed days
  • To utilise established routines such as the sign- in sheets, IL link books, IL timetable sheets, checking in  and develop further routines to support students in becoming independent learners
  • To deal with and, if necessary, report any misuse of areas or behaviour issues in accordance with the Academy’s Positive Behaviour for Learning policy, referring matters to the Pastoral Leaders /SLT as required.
  • To write up behavioural referrals where appropriate.


  • To communicate and liaise with staff, students, parents, governors and members of the local community as appropriate.
  • To be active in issues of staff and student welfare and support.
  • To support with whole school initiatives, attending whole school events and assemblies.
  • To undertake training and development relevant to the post and in line with the Academy’s priorities.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of the Academy’s community
  • To make appropriate use of equipment and resources, including ICT
  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • To respect confidentiality at all times
  • To liaise with the line manager as appropriate.
  • To undertake any other professional duties as set down in the ARK Schools pay and conditions of service document, and as directed by the Principal.


Person Specification: IL Support coordinator

Qualification criteria

  • Qualified to work in the UK
  • 5 GCSEs/O levels or equivalent including English and Maths at grade C or above (desirable)


  • Experience of working with students in a supporting capacity (desirable)
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to effectively support and manage the learning of students (essential)
  • Experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of children at secondary age (desirable)
  • Experience of working with children with SEND (desirable)


  • Vision aligned with Ark and the Academy’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and others
  • An understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards
  • The capacity to work in close harmony with all staff
  • The capacity to follow instructions accurately, but make sound judgements and lead when required
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Sound ICT skills – ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Hard working, conscientious and accurate
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Approachable, calm and caring
  • Passion, resilience and optimism
  • A firm and constant belief in the unlimited potential of every student and a commitment to inclusive educational provision
  • A commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students. An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion
  • The capacity to develop positive relationships with all young people
  • The capacity to take personal responsibility, a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate and the ability to change, improve and develop
  • Confidence and self-motivation
  • The capacity to work well under pressure
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • A sense of humour and desire to have fun.


  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to providing equality of opportunity.
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